Hologic Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2006 Operating Results
Revenues, Earnings and Backlog Increase to Record Highs

BEDFORD, Mass., Apr. 25, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading provider of state-of-the-art diagnostic and digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced its results for the quarter ended March 25, 2006.

  Highlights of the quarter include:

  * Record revenues of $101.0 million.

  * Record earnings of $11.2 million.

  * Record backlog of $153.1 million.

  * Record 111 Selenia full field digital mammography systems installed and
    recognized as revenue.

Second quarter fiscal 2006 revenues totaled $100,985,000, a 46% increase when compared to revenues of $69,237,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. For the second quarter of fiscal 2006, Hologic reported net income of $11,164,000, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with net income of $6,048,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. The improvement in quarterly earnings primarily reflects the increase in product sales of Selenia digital mammography systems in the current quarter as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Earnings per share information for 2005 has been restated to reflect the Company's 2-for-1 stock split effected on November 30, 2005.

Included in our financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, are the following expenses that were not incurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2005:

  * a $629,000 charge to operating expenses to amortize the intangible
    assets acquired from Fischer Imaging in the first quarter of fiscal
    2006 over their useful life; and

  * a $738,000 charge for stock-based compensation expense to account for
    employee stock options under FASB Statement 123R.

In the current quarter, Hologic's effective tax rate increased to 36% of pre-tax earnings. This rate is higher than the effective tax rate of 20% in the second quarter of fiscal 2005 and 19% for the full 2005 fiscal year due to the realization of the Company's previously unbenefited deferred tax assets in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.

For the six months ended March 25, 2006, revenues increased 40%, to $188,941,000 compared to revenues of $135,413,000 in the six months ended March 26, 2005. For the six months ended March 25, 2006, Hologic recognized net income of $16,880,000, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared with net income of $10,622,000, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the comparable six- month period in fiscal 2005.

During the second quarter, Hologic recognized as revenue, the sale of 111 Selenia full-field digital mammography systems. At March 25, 2006, the Company's backlog for orders of Selenia was 285 systems, and total backlog for all products increased to over $153 million, the highest quarterly backlog in the Company's history and a 10% increase over the backlog at December 24, 2005.

"For the second quarter, we continued to outperform previous quarters with record revenues and profitability. Our margins were slightly improved from the prior quarter's performance and continue to be supported by strong demand for our Selenia digital mammography system," said Jack Cumming, Chairman and CEO. "As you may know, we recently announced we have entered into agreements to acquire two companies, Suros Surgical and R2 Technology. We are pleased to be able to grow our company through strategic acquisitions. Both these companies serve our core markets and should contribute to the overall strength and performance of Hologic. We believe these acquisitions will add additional revenues of over $90 million in our fiscal 2007 and will be accretive to our earnings, excluding the non-cash amortization charges for intangibles acquired in the transactions."

Beginning in fiscal 2006, the Company combined its previously reported mammography and digital detector operating segments to better reflect how the Company views its operations and manages its business. In fiscal 2006, the primary function of the digital detector business is to support the Company's mammography product line. The Company now has three reporting segments: Mammography, Osteoporosis Assessment and All Other. Segment information for 2005 has been restated to conform to the 2006 presentation.

  Second quarter financial overview by segment:

  * Mammography revenues increased 64% to $72,980,000 for the second quarter
    of fiscal 2006 from $44,624,000 for the same period in fiscal 2005.
    This increase was primarily due to continued increasing sales of
    Selenia and to a lesser extent, an increase in sales of MultiCare
    breast biopsy tables.  Operating income for this business segment in
    the second quarter of fiscal 2006 increased to $13,267,000 compared to
    operating income of $3,605,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2005.
    This increase in operating income in the current quarter was primarily
    due to the significant increase in revenues, reduced unit costs and the
    resulting higher gross margins on increasing product sales of Selenia.
    Mammography costs and expenses in 2006 included $629,000 of
    amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition of Fischer
    Imaging's intellectual property and $490,000 of stock-based
    compensation under newly-adopted FASB Statement 123R.

  * Osteoporosis assessment revenues increased 13% to $21,399,000 for the
    second quarter of fiscal 2006 from  $18,970,000 for the same period in
    fiscal 2005.  This increase was primarily due to an increase in the
    number of bone densitometry systems sold and an increase in service
    revenue.  Operating income for this business segment in the second
    quarter of fiscal 2006 was $2,855,000 compared to operating income of
    $2,798,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2005.  Osteoporosis
    assessment costs and expenses in 2006 included $210,000 of stock-based
    compensation under newly-adopted FASB Statement 123R.

  * All other revenues, which includes the Company's mini C-arm, extremity
    MRI, conventional general radiography service and digital general
    radiography systems businesses increased 17% to $6,606,000 for the
    second quarter of fiscal 2006 from $5,643,000 for the same period in
    fiscal 2005.  The increase in revenues was primarily due to the initial
    sales of the new line of third party extremity MRI systems of
    $1,034,000.  Operating income for this business segment in the second
    quarter of fiscal 2006 was $270,000 compared to operating income of
    $778,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2005.  This decrease in
    operating income in the current quarter was primarily due to higher
    product costs on a new mini C-arm product resulting in lower gross
    margins and a decrease in revenue from the conventional general
    radiography service business.  Costs and expenses for this business
    segment in 2006 include $38,000 of stock-based compensation under
    newly-adopted FASB Statement 123R.

Hologic's management will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss second quarter fiscal 2006 operating results. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-289-0494 or 913-981-5520 for international callers and referencing code 4940210 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. For those unable to participate in the live broadcast, a replay will be available one hour after the call ends through April 28, 2006 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 4940210. The Company will also provide a live webcast of the call on the investor relations page of the Company's website at A replay of the call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website shortly after the completion of the live broadcast.

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, and a leading developer of innovative imaging technology for digital radiography and breast imaging. Hologic's core business units are focused on mammography and breast biopsy, osteoporosis assessment, and mini C- arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications. For more information visit

This News Release contains forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's expected effective tax rate for fiscal 2006, any implication that the Company's backlog may be indicative of future sales, the anticipated contributions of the Company's acquisitions, including to the Company's growth and market leadership, and to the Company's revenues and financial results in fiscal 2007. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The Company's backlog consists of purchase orders for which delivery is scheduled within the next twelve months, as specified by the customer. In certain circumstances, orders included in backlog may be canceled or rescheduled by customers without significant penalty. Therefore, backlog as of any particular date should not be relied upon as indicative of the Company's net revenues for any future period. Risks and uncertainties that may affect Hologic's ability to consummate one or more of the announced acquisitions or that may cause actual contributions of an acquisition to vary materially from Hologic's expectations, include, among others: the shareholders of Suros or R2 may not approve the acquisition of their respective companies; the parties may be unable to obtain regulatory clearances or approvals required for an acquisition, or required regulatory clearances or approvals may delay an acquisition or result in the imposition of conditions that could have a material adverse effect on the combined companies or cause the parties to abandon the acquisition; Hologic may be unable to complete one or more of the acquisitions or completing an acquisition may be more costly than expected because, among other reasons, conditions to the closing of the acquisition may not be satisfied; problems may arise with the ability of Hologic to successfully integrate the businesses of an acquired company, which may result in the combined companies not operating as effectively and efficiently as expected; Hologic may not be able to achieve the expected synergies from an acquisition or it may take longer than expected to achieve those synergies; an acquisition may involve unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities, or the effects of purchase accounting may be different from Hologic's expectations; Hologic expects to incur additional debt or issue additional securities to finance a part of the cash portion of the purchase price of the Suros acquisition and Hologic cannot assure that it will be able to obtain such financing on a timely basis or on favorable terms, if at all; such financing may negatively affect Hologic's results of operations or be more dilutive to its stockholders than anticipated and Hologic's failure to obtain such financing on a timely basis could result in a breach of its obligations under the acquisition agreement; Hologic's share price could decrease, resulting in an increase in the number of shares that Hologic is required to issue in to complete the acquisitions and result in further dilution than anticipated and/or require Hologic stockholder approval of one or more of the acquisitions; and the combined companies may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory, or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. Other factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, without limitation, manufacturing risks that may limit the Company's ability to increase commercial production of the Selenia and other of the Company's digital products, including the Company's reliance on a single source of supply for some key components of its products as well as the need to comply with especially high standards for those components and in the manufacture of digital X-ray products in general; uncertainties inherent in the development of new products and the enhancement of existing products, including technical and regulatory risks, cost overruns and delays; the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated; the ability of the Company's sales force to successfully service its product offerings; the Company's ability to successfully manage current or future alliances or joint ventures; the Company's ability to predict accurately the demand for its products, and products under development, and to develop strategies to address its markets successfully; the early stage of market development for digital X-ray products; expenses and uncertainties relating to litigation and governmental investigations, including the FTC's current investigation of the Company's acquisition of certain intellectual property assets from Fischer Imaging; risks relating to compliance with financial covenants under the Company's leases; technical innovations that could render products marketed or under development by the Company obsolete; competition; and reimbursement policies for the use of the Company's products. Other factors that could adversely affect the Company's business and prospects are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hologic expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                              (In thousands)


                                                  March 25,    September 24,
                                                    2006           2005
   Cash and cash equivalents                      $108,285       $113,994

    Accounts receivable, net                        70,771         57,742
   Inventories                                      60,866         44,520
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets        16,150         12,119
     Total current assets                          256,072        228,375

  Property and equipment, net                       34,620         33,329
  Intangible assets, net                            32,152          5,162
  Goodwill, net                                      6,285          6,285
  Other assets, net                                  3,852          6,688
                                                  $332,981       $279,839


                                                  March 25,    September 24,
                                                    2006           2005
   Accounts payable                               $ 20,102       $ 14,163
   Accrued expenses                                 26,977         25,237
   Deferred revenue                                 18,354         16,360
    Total current liabilities                       65,433         55,760

  Deferred income tax liabilities -- long term           -          1,471

  Deferred service obligations- long term.           5,262          4,774
    Total long term liabilities                      5,262          6,245

   Common stock, $.01 par value --
    Authorized -- 90,000 shares
    Issued -45,564 and 44,295 shares, respectively     456            443
   Capital in excess of par value                  200,237        172,642
   Retained earnings                                63,332         46,452
   Cumulative translation adjustment                (1,275)        (1,239)
   Treasury stock, 90 shares at cost                  (464)          (464)
   Total stockholders' equity                      262,286        217,834
                                                  $332,981       $279,839

                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  (In thousands, except per share data)

                             Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                           March 25,    March 26,    March 25,    March 26,
                             2006          2005        2006         2005

  REVENUES                 $100,985      $69,237     $188,941     $135,413

    Cost of revenues         57,864       42,464      108,837       84,432

   Research and development   6,787        4,842       16,958        9,192

   Selling and marketing     11,073        7,299       22,216       16,547
   General and
    administrative            8,869        7,451       16,732       13,471
                             84,593       62,056      164,743      123,642

  Income from operations     16,392        7,181       24,198       11,771

  Interest income               978          464        2,273          722

  Interest expense/other
   income (expense)              44          (91)           9          (71)

    Income before provision
     for income taxes        17,414        7,554       26,480       12,422

  Provision for income taxes  6,250        1,506        9,600        1,800

   Net income               $11,164       $6,048      $16,880      $10,622

  Net income per common and
   common equivalent share:
    Basic                     $0.25       $ 0.14        $0.38       $ 0.25
    Diluted                   $0.24       $ 0.13        $0.36       $ 0.24

  Weighted average number of
   common shares outstanding:
    Basic                    45,189       42,258       44,770       41,776
    Diluted                  47,345       44,882       47,073       44,202

  (1) Stock-based
      Compensation included
      in Costs and Expenses:

   Cost of revenues          $    98       $    -     $   184       $    -
   Research and development       97            -         193            -
   Selling and marketing          76            -         148            -
   General and administrative    467            -         880            -
                             $   738       $    -      $1,405       $    -

  Contact: Glenn P. Muir                    Frances Crecco
           Executive Vice President & CFO   Director, Investor Relations
           Hologic, Inc.                    Hologic, Inc.
           (781) 999-7300                   (781) 999-7377

SOURCE: Hologic, Inc.

CONTACT: Glenn P. Muir, Executive Vice President & CFO, +1-781-999-7300,
Frances Crecco, Director, Investor Relations, +1-781-999-7377, both of
Hologic, Inc.

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